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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Lag


LAG, adjective [This word belongs to the root of slack, slow, sluggish, languish, long; Gr. See the Verb.]

1. Coming after or behind; slow; sluggish; tardy.

2. Last; long delayed; as the lag end.

[This adjective is not now in use.]

LAG, noun

1. The lowest class; the rump; the fag end.

2. He that comes behind. [Not in use.]

LAG, verb intransitive [Eng. to flag, and flacceo, langueo, to languish, etc. The sense is to extend or draw out, or to become lax or loose.]

To walk or move slowly; to loiter; to stay behind.

I shall not lag behind.